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wrb

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Hi everyone I am wanting to build my first computer but after reading all the books and looking at websites I am still worried thta if I buy parts then find out that they are not able to work together. I was going to order some parts but the I.T person at work said that they were bot able to work together
My main problem are the following:
1 what cpu's will work with what motherboard
2 whatdoes all the tech names for memory (ddr ram pc2700 etc etc)
3 how do I know what memory to buy that will work with the motherboard
4 lastly how do I understand all the webites that are selling parts
Thanks for any help in advance
 

folken

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I'd start with the motherboard as it is sort of the central piece of the puzzle. The motherboard manufacturers website will give a detailed list of all the compatible processors and ram. Most RAM manufacturers will also have a list of compatible motherboards.

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dunklegend

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First you have to decide Intel or AMD.
What are you going to use it for?
I think AMD gives you more bang for your buck.
Think about it and then reply so we can help you decide.
 

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